NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, serves nearly 36,000+ members in 140 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more. NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.


To protect people, assets and the environment from corrosion.

Guiding Principles and Strategic Priorities


NACE International Members in 1944

NACE International was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers.” The founding engineers were originally part of a regional group formed in the 1930s when the study of cathodic protection was introduced. Since then, NACE International has become the global leader in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, certification and education. The members of NACE International still include engineers, as well as numerous other professionals working in a range of areas related to corrosion control.

NACE celebrates 70 years - A history of NACE International, The Corrosion Society - (PDF 1.3mb)

NACE Programs

Conferences, symposia, and exhibitions
General education courses, short-courses, and in-house training
Training and certification programs
Publications: magazines, newsletters, standards, books, and technical journals
• Public Affairs activities


NACE International’s membership includes engineers, inspectors, technicians, scientists, business owners, CEOs, researchers, educators, students and others. Our global membership comprises nearly every major industry including:

• Aerospace and Military
• Chemicals and Allied Products
• Electric, Electrical Equipment/Component  
• Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Service
• Industrial and Potable Water 
• Infrastructure and Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Marine 

• Metals: primary, fabricated products, and metallurgy
• Oil and Gas: production, distribution, storage, refining, and processing
• Pipeline and Underground Systems
• Plastics and Composites
• Pollution Prevention
• Power and Utilities
• Pulp and Paper
• Waste Management 


NACE International is organized into four Areas in North America and four Global Areas. NACE International has 108 sections and 33 student sections worldwide sponsor local programs to promote the exchange of corrosion information and education.

North America Areas (U.S. & Canada) 
• Northern Area
• Eastern Area
• Central Area
• Western Area 

Global Areas
• East Asia and Pacific Area
• West Asia and Africa Area
• European Area
• Latin American Area

Individual Membership Benefits

Corporate Membership Benefits